Artist Vampire Weekend
Album Modern Vampires Of The City
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Intro:
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

G  Gmaj7  Em  D   C  G  C  D -x2-

Verse:
G
Back back way back
          Gmaj7                    Em                        D
I used to front like Angkor Wat, Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
      C                      G
While home from New York was champagne and disco
C                 D
Tapes from l.a. slash San Francisco
    G                    Gmaj7
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
     Em                           D
Your girl was in Berkeley with her communist reader
C                         G
Mine was entombed within boombox and Walkman
C                    D
I was a hoarder but girl, that was back then

Interlude: G  Gmaj7  Em  D

Chorus:
    G                   Gmaj7            Em
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          D
What you on about?
  C             G        C              D
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    G                 Gmaj7         Em
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        D
Such a modest mouse
  C            G       C            D
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone
G                Gmaj7                 Em               D
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Interlude: C  G  C  D

Verse:
G                      Gmaj7
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
      Em                        D
She's richer than Croesus, she's tougher than leather
C                      G
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
C                    D
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
    G                               Gmaj7
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
     Em                     D
Well they didn't know how to dress for the weather
C                          G
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
C                        D
Snow falling slow to the sound of the Master

Chorus:
    G                   Gmaj7            Em
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          D
What you on about?
  C             G        C              D
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    G                 Gmaj7         Em
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        D
Such a modest mouse
  C            G       C            D
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone

Interlude: G  Gmaj7  Em  D   C  G  C  D

Verse:
G                         Gmaj7
Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth
Em                     D
Age is an honour - it's still not the truth
C                          G
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
C                          D
You cursed the sun when it stepped to your girl
G                      Gmaj7
Maybe she's gone and I can't resurrect her
    Em                       D
The truth is she doesn't need me to protect her
   C                               G
We don't know the true death - the true way of all flesh
C                    D
Everyone's dying but girl - you're not old yet

Chorus:
    G                   Gmaj7            Em
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          D
What you on about?
  C             G        C              D
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    G                 Gmaj7         Em
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        D
Such a modest mouse
  C            G       C            D
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


    G                   Gmaj7            Em
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
          D
What you on about?
  C             G        C              D
I feel it in my bones, I feel it in my bones
    G                 Gmaj7         Em
I'm stronger now, I'm ready for the house
        D
Such a modest mouse
  C            G       C            D
I can't do it alone, I can't do it alone


G                Gmaj7                 Em               D
Every time I see you in the world, you always step to my girl

Outro: C  G  C  D  G
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The cloud child
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The cloud child

i love this version, sounds wonderful!

adinabruce
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adinabruce

or +2

adinabruce
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adinabruce

-3 is easier

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